Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 3, 1974 · Page 3
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 3

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 3, 1974
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Weather Forecast Cooler weather in forecast Friday for almost all nf the country, Milder weather is ex- pected for Florida. Rain is forecast from northern Texas to Oklahoma and showers are expected for the Northeast Atlantic coast. (AP Wire- photo) Brings Cold Front Frost And Rain : By The Associated Press Frost nipped parts of the na- ·_ tion's midseclion today and · high winds whistled across the Plains. A cold front moved into the · upper Great Lakes region, the middle Mississippi Valles 1 and : the central Plains and sent the ·'. mercurs' below freezing ; parts of the north central ' slates. Winds gusted lo 73 m.p.h. at Yankton. S.D., 59 m.p.h. at Hill ! City, Kan., and 45 m.p.h. at '· Kansas City. .' Scattered showers and thun- . derstorms continued to dampen '· the central Plains and upper Great Lakes, and dri^.le misting over the Ohio Vallc;. ·'. turned to light rain from the ; Appalachians to the Middle At- · lantic Coast. ' Occasional thundershowerf · also soaked parts of the Gull 'Coast. A'chartered bus skidded · off Interstate 75 during a rain- i storm Thursday night near Gas ; sville, Ga.. injuring a dozer · persons in a school group re ', turning home to Michigan from ' Disney World. None was hurt ' seriously. " Most of the Pacific Coast WHS ' under clouds, but clear skieis : prevailed in the Plateau, the ; Rockies, Northern and Southern · Plains ami New England. $100,000 Bond Asked For Man On Fraud Charge LITTLE HOCK (AP) _ Lar ry C. Pritchard, a Little Rock oil broker, was charged Thurs day with fraudulently obtain ling $105.525 from Reese Enter prises Inc., a Kansas City, Mo. firm, the prosecuting attorney'. office said. Deputy Pros. Ally. John Wes ley Hall Jr. asked that bond he ·set at $100,000. He sairt hi · asked for a high bond hecaus ;he fcnrcd Pritchard may at ; tempt to leave the stale or thi country. "Wo have strong reason t believe that Mr. Pritchard ha transferred large amounts o cash from Arkansas to othe cities," Hall said. He would not elaborale 1 how he obtained his informa lion. Hall said a bench warrant to the arrest of Prilchard wouV be issued. Hose filed a $367,325 against Pritchard on April 19 seeking return of part of tn money and compensation fo allegedly lost profits. Pritchard ami his corpo ration, Prilchard Internationa face a total of five other fals pretense charges stemmin from petroleum rteals he alleg edly made. He also has bee sued for about $700,000 by firm with which he has dealt. Rogers Airport Work ROGERS. Ark. (AP) -- Th Rogers Airport Commissio awarded contracts Thursday to taling about $1.5 million for re building and expanding th cits r 's airport. The commission also acccp f.d $1.1 million in federal fund for the airport renovation pro ect. C. Jimmie Carter, commi a'on chairman, said work is ex pccted to start next week an should be completed befor winter. SEWING CLASSES r s R n i . i . T»i \ii F A B R I C CITY HE WEATHER Elsewhere iiii««!iiii!«iiniiiiniiiiniiMiiiiiiiiiniiiMiiimnin By The Associated Press Friday Hi Lo Prc Otlk 60 40 Ibany Ibu'que \marillo iiichorage .sheville itlanta Birmingham lisinarck ioise ioston irownsville tJuffalo Charleston Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Denver 3es Moines )etroit Dulii Mi Ijanks "ort Worth ?recn Bay felena ionolnlu nd'apolss racks'ville luneaii Kansas City Vegas tittle- Rock '.os Angeles .ouisvillc Memphis Miami Milwaukee ,Ipls-Sl. P. \'cw Orleanr \'cw York Okla. City )maha Orlando 'hilad'phia ·hoenix 'ittsmirgh "Hand Ore. 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Ilinton of Fayetteville, who i seeking the Democratic nom latiun for the 3rd Congressiona District sent, said Thursda that he will report the lota amount contributed to his cam paign when a hat was passec on his behalf. He said he could not tell I .here were any large contribl Jons made when the hat wa massed at Hot Springs durin the state AFL-CIO convention. lMiit $411 was collected i [he hat and the delegates con tributcd another $560. Stars For d'Estoing PARIS (AP) -- Finance Jlin islcr Vatcry Giscard d'Eslain lias received Ihe support of t« French sex symbols in his hi to become president. Brigitte Bardol, 39, ha pledged her vote to the hand some finance minister, h campaign office announce Thursday. Millionaire rock star Johnn Halliday, 31, who drove fans screaming frenzy in the 60s, an nounced on Wednesday h would hack Giscard d'Estaing ·XMKT WATCH Mm HI SWIFTS f!*«Hk NEW YORK STOCKS Opening Price* Furnished «r «. C. 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"earnes' Nail syi-5 linule Man I'/i-l ^ionecr Foods 514-5 I K Porter 30 : !'i-31 eport Blames Schools Illiteracy Found 'Alarming' Among Children WASHINGTON (AP) -- One illion U.S. children aged 12 to cannot read even at the urth-grade level, according to new federal report. Results of the special four- Arkla In Court Over Rejection Of Rate Boost LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Aransas Louisiana Gas Co. has ken its case for a rate in- year testing program, suggesting illiteracy to be more pervasive than ever before realized, were termed "alarming and discouraging" by Dr. Ruth Love Holloway, the government's reading expert. The problem was found to be the most severe among low-income black males, of whom one out of five could end formal schooling without being able to read a simple paragraph. The National Center for rease to Pulaski uit Court. Arkla said in County Cira suit filed hursday~that the state Public crvice Commisison had derived the utility of property 'ithoul due process of law ·hen the' regulatory agency ranted the firm only a $5.7 mil- 011 rate increase and then aised it to $7 million. The utility said the PSC had ot based its decisions on any vidence in the record compiled rom a two day hearing in amiary or subsequently filed Health Statistics, an arm of 'he Department of Health, Education and Welfare, said the findings indicate that existing government definitions of literacy "might lead to serious underestimates" of the problem. Part of HEW's Health Exam ination Survey, the special reading tests were adminis tered to a sampling of 6,768 youths between 1966 and 1970. The scoring showed that 4.8 per cent were illiterate. Proj ected nationwide, that means about 1 million of 22.7 million schoolage children who shouk be in grades 6 through 12 can not read a fourth grader's ma terials. Illiteracy was found to be most prevalent among boys, es pecially blacks from low-in come families where parents had little or no formal educa tion. For example, 4.7 per cent of white males and 1.7 per cent of white females could not read, :ompared with 20.5 per cent of )lack males and 9.6 per cent of black females. In families with less than $3,KW annual income, 9.8 per cent of white youths and 22.1 per cent of blacks were judged illiterate. But the inability to read dropped to 3.5 per cent and 12.6 per cent, respectively, in the J5,000-$6.999 income level, and x .8 per cent and 4.7 per cent in families earning more than $10,000. For those whose parents parents had little or no formal education, 22 per cent of whites and 53 per cent of blacks could not pass the test. When one parent had finished elementary school, the illiteracy rate fell to 6 per cent for white youths and 18 per cent for blacks. Dr. Holloway. director of HEW's Right to Read program, said the testing results were FMOnwvOT MnmiMBS 1 f^^BSp mOV^f t rWy 9f Iv4 ^k 9 rAvrrTcviLLK. AIIKAHSAS Princess Returns TORONTO (AP) -- Princess Margrict of the Netherlands has returned to the land of her hirth for a two-day visit. "To set foot again in Canada means something to all of us," she said as she arrived here Thursday. Princess Margrict was born in Ottawa in 1943 when the Dutch royal family lived there during World War II. She flew here on the inaugural flight of Kl.M airlines' nonstop service linking Amsterdam and Toronto. Fonda In Hospital NEW YORK (AP) - A c t o r Henry Fonda, 68. now has a pacemaker in his chest "as a safety precaution against a heart rhythm disorder," nKdi- cal authorities say. Fonda collapsed in his dressing room last week after a performance of his one-man show. "Clarence Darrow," on Broadway. A spokesman at Lenox Hill Hospital here said Fonda will remain in the hospital over the weekend, but can open his show May 15 in Detroit as scheduled. "alarming and discouragin But, she added-, "I wouldn' argue with the validity at all." "It's an alarming figure but even more alarming when you're talking about people in school. The schools obviously are not meeting needs," she said. the kids' REVPHOLSTERY SPECIAL! SOFA $129.00 .^. Choice of Naugahyd*, Nylont, Hcrculons »nd Velvats Choice of Colors 3 EAST MOUNTAIN RECOVERY ROOM Phone 521-8815 ocuments. The PSC, in granting the $5.7 ·million rate increase on Feb. 2, determined that Arkla's in- omo tax rate was 32 per cent, ic suit said. This was not sup- orled by any witness or sug- ested by the commission dur- ; the hearing, Arkla said. When the PSC amended its rder on April 3 to allow Arkla illect another $1.3 million, t found that the utility's tax ·ate was 37-87 per cent. T h e ;uit said that finding was based .11 data not in the record. The PSC also ordered Arkla o submit a plan to exempt rom the utility's late payment penalty those-persons w h o s e olc- income is from Social Se- :urity or welfare and who re- :eive their monthly checks ifter they have received their \rkla bill. The commission said his precludes their ability to void liabilty for the 10 per ;ent penalty. Arkla told the court that this requirement which forced the utility (o discriminate in favor if one class of customers is ar bitarary, unreasonable, ccn- rary to evidence and contrary .0 state law. Arkla also protested the PSC/s approach of treating the .itility's federal investment tax credit as an item passed on to customers. The utility asked the court to direct the PSC to enter a final supplemental decision lo allow Arkla to adjust its rates by an idditional $7.03 million. Arkla said that amount would be either the $11.1 million as prop socd by the consultant em- osed by the commission or the $12.2 million as recommended by Arkla. Arkla originally asked fnr the $12.2 million rate increase- in June -- the first general rate increase for residential, coni- merical and small industrial customers since 1954. Std Regis 14%-l5'/z Tyson- Foods 11%-121's Yellow Frt 51U-52H Averages Inds down 5.8fi Trans down 1.40 Utils · down .48 Volume 2.860.000 Commodity Openings July corn 2.72 Nov soybeans 5.43 Sept eggs 47.00 July pork bellies 42.60 I Tommy Glenn Phone 521-7900 THE LINCOLN NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY »««·»·*.·«!·«· "tts Nam* . . . Indicate* tti Character" \\Tool\vortlv STILL TIME TO SEW SUMMER FASHIONS and Woolworth has an exciting array of fabrics for all kinds of cool, carefree fashions . . . party dresses to pants. OPEN TONIGHT TIL 10 P.M. 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